Donald Trump announces launch of his very own social media site

Former president seeks to compete with Big Tech companies after banning
Donald Trump at rally in Georgia Sept. 25, 2021
Posted at 6:49 AM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 06:49:21-04

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump says he's launching a new media company with its own social media platform nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

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Trump says his goal in launching the Trump Media & Technology Group and its "TRUTH Social" app is to create a rival to the Big Tech companies that have shut him out and denied him the megaphone that was paramount to his national rise.

Trump has spoken about launching his own social media site ever since he was barred from Twitter and Facebook.